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Akbar and Jeff's Guide to Life (Life in Hell #6)

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Groening's newest cartoon collection stars two well-loved characters from the "Life in Hell" family--the dynamic duo. They do for fezzes what Binky and Bongo did for rabbit ears.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published December 1st 1991 by Pantheon (first published October 21st 1989)
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Nov 11, 2014 Terri rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Read this in college.
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Jun 30, 2011 Lisa Brown rated it really liked it
I was first introduced to Akbar & Jeff in 1996 by my high school drama teacher. Along with School Is Hell, Life Is Hell, and Work Is Hell, Akbar & Jeff's Guide to Life provides us with a glimpse of Matt Groening's genius in the pre-Simpsons days. In fact, some of the characters are clearly the nascent versions of America's favorite yellow family. And as a bonus, the fez-wearing, Ziggyesque pair are homosexual partners. Sold!
Mar 30, 2008 S. rated it liked it
Shelves: funnies
As Matt Groening goes, I find Akbar and Jeff the hardest to laugh at. Not that it isn't funny, there's just way less to the humor than the other things Groening has done. Go for the "xxx is Hell" series instead.
Oct 15, 2011 SmarterLilac rated it really liked it
Akbar and Jeff were the first fictional same sex couple I can remember encountering in life. Thanks, Mr. Groening!
Feb 21, 2010 Patty rated it it was amazing
I <3 Akbar! I <3 Jeff! Hadn't thought about this book in ages but I'm going to pull it off the shelf and read it again.
Feb 26, 2015 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Pure Groening genius !
Jul 09, 2010 Shanna rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 2010
Childhood favorite revisited.
Jun 30, 2008 Jenn rated it liked it
Cute, mindless fun.
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Matthew Abram Groening is an American cartoonist, television producer and writer from Portland, Oregon.

Groening is best known as the creator of The Simpsons. He is also the creator of Futurama and the author of the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. Groening distributed Life in Hell in the book corner of Licorice Pizza, a record store in which he worked.

He made his first professional cartoon sale
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Life in Hell (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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